Max’s Mission: Mocha the hound mix needs a family

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Mocha is a two-year-old hound mix. She was given up by her owner when they weren’t able to care for her anymore. She loves other dogs and loves her tennis ball.

She has some high energy so she probably would be better in an active home.

“A fenced-in yard is not required, but probably would be nice,” said RESCUEDOhio director Jillian Lenczicki.  Mocha sits on command and loves her tennis ball. 

Mocha would do best with older kids. Right now she lives in an apartment and goes to daycare at The City Dogs at no cost to her foster.  Ideally, she would have an active family.

“Somebody who’s active, somebody with a fenced yard, or they’re willing to take her out early. They don’t have to take her to doggy day care but they can do things outdoors with her in the evenings before and after work and on the weekends.” 

If you’re not ready to foster or adopt you can still support the rescue. Hattie Hawks is emceeing their silent auction on March 7. It’s at the Columbus Anthenaeum downtown at 6:30pm and tickets are on sale at

There will be a silent auction, a doggy fashion show and great food. They also have an Easter egg hunt coming up in April at Rocky Fork Metro Park.

“It’s free to attend. All dogs get to go and search for Easter eggs. Max got to come last year and had fun. We just ask everybody to register ahead of time so we know how many treats to provide.”

Events like these ultimately help dogs like Mocha and we hope someone out there will bring her home. 

“She has a goofy personality. I mean, hounds in general are just goofy and silly and so whether you’re having a good day or a bad one, Mocha is always there to make you laugh. She’s a good girl.”

For more information on how to adopt Mocha or to learn about any upcoming events, visit RESCUEDOhio on Facebook or apply for her adoption at

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